Aaron Colvin making plays for the Jaguars

Bob.Self@jacksonville.com -Aaron Colvin (59) and Ryan Davis (22) scramble to pick up a fumble by the Giants' Larry Donnell in the fourth quarter. Colvin picked up the ball and ran it in for a touchdown.

Bob.Self@jacksonville.com -Aaron Colvin (59) and Ryan Davis (22) scramble to pick up a fumble by the Giants’ Larry Donnell in the fourth quarter. Colvin picked up the ball and ran it in for a touchdown.

When Jaguars rookie Aaron Colvin scooped up a fourth-quarter fumble by New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell and ran 41 yards for his first touchdown since high school, he just dropped the ball in the end zone.
Then he did a version of the dance Sen’Derrick Marks does after a sack and went to the sideline.

“I wasn’t really thinking about getting the ball,” Colvin said. “When I’m in the zone, I’m in the zone. I’m just trying to play football. I don’t care about accolades and getting footballs and all those things. I’m just helping the team win.’’

One of the Jaguars’ equipment guys retrieved the ball and gave it to him after the game. Colvin put it in his locker and said he will give it to his mother, who lives in Tulsa, Okla.

“It’s going to be in my mom’s living room,’’ he said.

Colvin’s touchdown was the Jaguars’ second defensive score of the game — a first in team history. Linebacker J.T. Thomas scored in the third quarter when he fell on the ball in the end zone after a sack.

Colvin’s touchdown, after his hit flipped Donnell and Dwayne Gratz punched the ball out, gave the Jaguars a 22-21 lead. They would need a late Josh Scobee field goal to win it, 25-24.

It was a moment to savor for Gratz, too, because he had been burned the last two games by the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant and the Colts’ T.Y. Hilton.

“AC went low so I figured he secured the tackle and I’d definitely go for the ball and I punched it out,’’ Gratz said. “It was a great feeling because we needed a play like that. When that happens, it sparks the whole team.’’

Coach Gus Bradley told his players at halftime when they were down, 21-3: “Let’s create a story. It’s chapter three right now.’’

Colvin scored a touchdown in only his second NFL game and completed a remarkable comeback after he tore an ACL in a Senior Bowl practice while playing for the Jaguars’ coaching staff.

Colvin was projected a first or second-round pick from Oklahoma, where he started 35 of 36 games.

But the injury dropped him to the fourth round where the Jaguars decided to take a risk, figuring he would provide value though unlikely to play the first half of the season. Read More

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